Minutes of the Savannah R-III Board of Education
Central Office Meeting Room
Meal 6:15 PM ~ Work Session 6:30 PM ~ Open Meeting 7:00 PM
October 8, 2013
Work Session Minutes
I. President Kelly Houston called the work session meeting to order at 6:30 PM.
Members Present: Kelly Houston, President; Jim Vega, Vice-President; Linda Kozminski – here at 6:35 PM, Jennifer Peterson – here at 6:45 PM, Dr. Ken Rosenauer, and Mark Schneeflock.
Members Absent: Susan Garrison
Others Present: Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Dr. Julia Schmitz, Kenny Ragland, Zac Coughlin, Aimee Addington, Roxanne Rooney, Troy Dunn, Steve Waigand, Deb Martin and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.
II. Board President Questions/Issues: Mr. Houston discussed the Personnel Policy from September’s Board Meeting. Dr. Brax responded that he sent an email to the district explaining the policy. He received no responses to his email
III. The Board reviewed the agenda items.
IV. The Board discussed placing items (F) Adoption of Policies, (G) Posting of Policies,(J)Wellness Report/Requirements and (L) Transportation, to the consent agenda.
V. President Houston adjourned the work session meeting at 6:55 PM.
Open Session Minutes
I. Call to Order ~ President Houston called the meeting to order at 7:01PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Members Present: Kelly Houston, President; Jim Vega, Vice-President; Linda Kozminski, Jennifer Peterson, Dr. Ken Rosenauer, and Mark Schneeflock.
Members Absent: Susan Garrison
Others Present: Dr. David Brax, Superintendent; Dr. Tim Mattson, Assistant Superintendent; Dr. Julia Schmitz, Kenny Ragland, Zac Coughlin, Aimee Addington, Roxanne Rooney, Troy Dunn, Brent Corey, Joan Silvers, Stacia Slagle, Chase Holcumbrink, Jeff Baumann, Steve Waigand, Carma Way, Linda Gillispie, and Janna Wuest, Board Secretary.
II. Welcome and Communication from Visitors ~ None
III. Recognitions: Five staff members were recognized at the Board Meeting. Amanda Wilmes,Advanced Placement (AP) Teacher-English Language and Composition; and Melissa Ross,(AP) American History Teacher, have both undertaken the responsibility of teaching Advanced Placement courses this year. Both Ms. Ross and Ms. Wilmes gave up a week this summer to attend a workshop to prepare them for the rigorous curriculum and have put in long hours planning and preparing students for the AP test in the spring.
Shelly Vertin, Rachel Peak and Karen Taylor, High School Guidance Counselors, were recognized for the work they put into scheduling students each year. These three counselors met with every student in the spring to try to get them into every class the students want, and then met with many of them again in the fall at registration to work on their schedules to make them perfect. These three go out of their way to make sure students are as happy and comfortable with their schedules as possible, which at time is tedious and challenging, but is what is best for the students.
IV. Consent Agenda ~ Ms. Peterson made a motion to move items (F) Adoption of Policies, (G)Posting of Policies, (J) Wellness Report/Requirements and (L) Transportation to the consent agenda. Ms. Kozminski seconded the motion. Motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote, with one abstention (Dr. Rosenauer).
A. Approval of the September 10, 2013 minutes, as presented.
B. Approval of bills dated: September /$-1,157.820.09; October/$-12,953.11; October /
$-151,802.39, October/$-2,511.29, October/-3,500.00, as presented.
C. Personnel ~ The Board accepted the personnel list, as presented.
William Benz 7th Boys Assistant BB October 9, 2013
Elizabeth Barsch SACC October 9, 2013
Brittany Harvey 7th Girls Assistant BB October 9, 2013
Shay Mayer SACC October 9, 2013
Jessica Peek SACC October 9, 2013
Melanie Rose HS Basketball Cheer Coach October 9, 2013
D. Red Ribbon Week Proclamation: The Board continue this tradition and declare October 21 – October 26, 2013 as “Red Ribbon Week” in the Savannah R-III School District. Red Ribbon Week is a celebration of drug-free activities during a week-long process. The week is designed to be an educational experience and a designated time in which all schools across the nation provide activities so that student’s commitment to stay “Drug-Free” remains paramount in their minds. The week-long activities include the posting of the “Drug-Free Declarations”, the wearing of red ribbons, placing posters around the schools, wear red day, guest speakers/assemblies, etc.
*F. The Board adopted the Revised Board Policies as presented:
JCB Intra-District Transfers
JG-R Student Discipline
JHCD Administration of Medications to Students
JHCF Student Allergy Prevention and Response
*G. The Board approved the posting of the following policies:
GCPB – Resignation of Professional Staff Members
GCPE – Termination of Professional Staff Members
CGPF – Non-Renewal of Professional Staff Members
GDPB – Resignation of Support Staff Members
GDPD – Non-Renewal, Suspension and Termination of Support Staff Members
JO – Student Records
*J. Wellness Report/Requirements: Dr. Tim Mattson explained the wellness requirements for the 2013-2014 school year. The Board approved the requirements as presented.
*L. Transportation Report: Deb Martin, Director of Durham Bus Company gave the transportation report. The Board approved the report as presented.
V. Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to adopt the agenda including items placed on the consent agenda. Mr. Vega seconded the motion. Motion passed with a 5 – 0 vote, with one abstention (Dr. Rosenauer).
VI. Action Items: Requires Motion
D. General Journal ~ $3,551,162.80. Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to approve the general journal. Ms. Peterson seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote.
H. VE-3 Grant Applications: Mr. Schneeflock made the motion to authorize the District to seek greenhouse bids. Mr. Vega seconded the motion. Motion passed with a 6 – 0 vote.
I. Library Reports: Ms. Kozminski made the motion to approve the Library Reports as presented. Mr. Vega seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote.
K. K-5 Academic Progress: Ms. Kozminski made the motion to approve the K-5 Academic Progress as presented. Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 - 0 vote.
VII. District Reports ~ The High School, Middle School, Elementary Schools and Special Services presented their monthly district reports.
Board Members, Mark Schneeflock, Dr. Ken Rosenauer and Jim Vega reported on the 2013 MSBA Annual Conference they attended from October 3 – 6 at Tan-Tara in the Lake of the Ozarks.
The annual MSBA Fall Regional Meeting for the Board Members will be held on October 28th at Maysville R-I Elementary School in Maysville, MO. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM.
VIII. Mr. Vega made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Schneeflock seconded the motion. Motion carried with a 6 – 0 vote. TIME: 7:57 PM.
Kelly Houston, Board President Janna Wuest, Board Secretary